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Monday Morning Live - Community Stabilization Plan, gravel mining, historic preservation tax credits

Monday Morning Live - Community Stabilization Plan, gravel mining, historic preservation tax credits

December 8, 2020

Host: Matt Bach, Asst. Director of Strategic Communications, Michigan Municipal League

Guests:
Chris Hackbarth, Director, State & Federal Affairs, Michigan Municipal League
John LaMacchia, Asst. Director, State & Federal Affairs, Michigan Municipal League
Jennifer Rigterink, Legislative Associate, Michigan Municipal League
Herasanna Richards, Legislative Associate, Michigan Municipal League

On this episode of Monday Morning Live, our legislative team covers the latest on Lame Duck activity in the state Legislature, including the Michigan Municipal League's Community Stabilization Plan, gravel mining, historic preservation tax credits and more,

Bobby J. Hopewell Receives Guido Leadership and Public Service Award

Bobby J. Hopewell Receives Guido Leadership and Public Service Award

December 1, 2020

Michigan Municipal League is pleased to honor Bobby J. Hopewell with the 2020 Michael A. Guido Leadership and Public Service Award. Among Hopewell's many accomplishments, he was the longest serving mayor in the history of Kalamazoo and co-founded the Kalamazoo Foundation for Excellence. Congratulations, Bobby! Learn more about the Michael A. Guido Leadership and Public Service Award here: http://www.mml.org/awards

Monday Morning Live - Community Stabilization Plan

Monday Morning Live - Community Stabilization Plan

December 1, 2020

Host: Matt Bach, Asst. Director of Strategic Communications, Michigan Municipal League

Guests:
Chris Hackbarth, Director, State & Federal Affairs, Michigan Municipal League
John LaMacchia, Asst. Director, State & Federal Affairs, Michigan Municipal League
Jennifer Rigterink, Legislative Associate, Michigan Municipal League
Herasanna Richards, Legislative Associate, Michigan Municipal League

On Nov. 30, the Michigan Municipal League held a video news conference to urge state lawmakers to adopt a Community Stabilization Plan that addresses the dire fiscal situation facing Michigan communities across the state due to the COVID-19 pandemic. We followed that with a discussion on Monday Monday Morning LIve on what that plan means for municipalities.

New Pandemic Order: What it Means for Your Community

New Pandemic Order: What it Means for Your Community

November 20, 2020

Host: Emily Kieliszewsi, Member Programs Lead, Michigan Municipal League

Guests:
Kamil Robakiewicz, Principal, Miller Canfield Law Firm
Nhan Ho, Associate, Miller Canfield Law Firm

Michigan is under a new three-week epidemic order issued by the Michigan Department of Health and Human Services and announced recently by Governor Whitmer. The order has multiple parts, which legal experts from the Miller Canfield law firm break down for our members.

Winter Strategies COVID-19 Response: For Downtowns & Business Districts

Winter Strategies COVID-19 Response: For Downtowns & Business Districts

November 18, 2020

Host: Emily Kieliszewski, Member Programs Lead, Michigan Municipal League

Guests:
Joe Frost, Main Street Specialist
Leigh Young, Main Street Specialist

With winter rolling in and COVID-19 health concerns continuing, our main street businesses will be under even more pressure. Communities need new tools for keeping main street functioning through the cold months. In this webinar, you'll learn about the Michigan Main Street Center's new Winter Strategies guide, which is full of short-term tactics and longer-term strategies.

 

Treasury Dept. COVID-19 Updates and Resources for Local Governments - Eighth Webinar

Treasury Dept. COVID-19 Updates and Resources for Local Governments - Eighth Webinar

November 11, 2020

Speakers:
Heather Frick, Bureau of Local Government and School Services, Michigan Department of Treasury
Penny Burger, Grants and Financial Management Section Manager, Emergency Management and Homeland Security Division, Michigan State Police
Eric Bussis, Chief Economist and Director of the Office of Revenue and Tax Analysis, Michigan Department of Treasury
Kyle Jen, Chief Deputy Director, Michigan State Budget Office

This webinar covers updates on FEMA, Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) programs, and the State of Michigan budget.

Monday Morning Live - Election results and Lame Duck priorities

Monday Morning Live - Election results and Lame Duck priorities

November 11, 2020

Host: Matt Bach, Assistant Director of Strategic Communications, Michigan Municipal League

Guests:
Chris Hackbarth, Director, State & Federal Affairs, Michigan Municipal League
John LaMacchia, Asst. Director, State & Federal Affairs, Michigan Municipal League
Jennifer Rigterink, Legislative Associate, State & Federal Affairs, Michigan Municipal League

On this episode of Monday Morning Live, our legislative team covered the latest on election results. They also delved into our Lame Duck priorities - municipal finance reform, short-term rentals, and gravel mining.

 

 

Monday Morning Live - 2020 Census. legislative actions to replace COVID-19 Executive Orders, and more

Monday Morning Live - 2020 Census. legislative actions to replace COVID-19 Executive Orders, and more

October 29, 2020

Host: Matt Bach, Assistant Director of Strategic Communications, Michigan Municipal League

Guests:
Kelly Warren, Director of Membership & Affiliate Engagement, Michigan Municipal League
Chris Hackbarth, Director of State & Federal Affairs, Michigan Municipal League
John LaMacchia, Asst. Director of State & Federal Affairs, Michigan Municipal League
Jennifer Rigterink, Legislative Associate, Michigan Municipal League

Hear the latest on the success of the 2020 Census, legislative actions to replace COVID-19 Executive Orders, Lame Duck schedule in the Michigan legislature, and more.

Monday Morning Live - Governor Signs Open Meetings Act Bill

Monday Morning Live - Governor Signs Open Meetings Act Bill

October 20, 2020

Host: Matt Bach, Assistant Director of Strategic Communications, Michigan Municipal League

Guests:
Michigan Senator Lana Theis, 22nd District
Chris Johnson, General Counsel, Michigan Municipal League
Jennifer Rigterink, Legislative Associate, Michigan Municipal League

On Oct. 16, Governor Whitmer signed legislation that will allow local governments to continue to meet virtually during this pandemic. In this podcast, we discuss these changes and what they mean for communities.

Jim Sinclair Exceptional Service Award Winner - Mayor Deb Doyle

Jim Sinclair Exceptional Service Award Winner - Mayor Deb Doyle

October 15, 2020

Host: Matt Bach, Assistant Director, Strategic Communications, Michigan Municipal League

Guest: Mayor Deb Doyle, Durand

Mayor Deb Doyle has been an active supporter of the Michigan Municipal League for many years. She has held a variety of positions, including president of the League Board of Trustees. This year, she is being honored for her service with the League's Jim Sinclair Exceptional Service Award.

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